Stage body positions

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Stage body positions

  1. 1. ON STAGE: Body Positions
  2. 2. What’s a Body position? <ul><li>Body position: </li></ul><ul><li>The direction an actor faces onstage </li></ul>
  3. 3. Full front Full front : Facing completely towards the audience FULL FRONT Very strong position!
  4. 4. ¼ LEFT & ¼ RIGHT ¼ (quarter) turn : Turning slightly right or left. Good position for “sharing” a scene. ¼ LEFT ¼ RIGHT Strong position!
  5. 5. PROFILE LEFT & PROFILE RIGHT Profile : Turning completely to the left or right side. PROFILE LEFT PROFILE RIGHT Weaker position!
  6. 6. ¾ LEFT & ¾ RIGHT ¾ (quarter) turn : Turning at an angle upstage, either left or right. 3/4 LEFT 3/4 RIGHT Weaker yet!
  7. 7. Full BACK Full back : Turning completely away from the audience FULL BACK Very weak position!

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